Tourism

From CBC.ca: Break-In at Montgomery Birthplace

From CBC.ca:

The New London home where Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables, was born was broken into on Monday night.

The incident was part of a string of break and enters in the area that night.

The board that runs the museum and bookstore says none of the displays were damaged, and money isn’t kept in the facility overnight.

Montgomery was born in 1874 in a small white and green house, which sits at the corner of Route 6 and 20. A replica of the writer’s wedding dress and scrapbooks containing stories and poems are displayed at the museum.

 

Rainbow Valley Tourism Site Reopens!

From CBC News:

The site of the Rainbow Valley amusement park, now a new entrance to P.E.I. National Park, reopens Friday at 10 a.m.

The property is now called Cavendish Grove and will include walking and cycling trails as well as access to Cavendish Beach.

Barb MacDonald of Parks Canada told CBC News that while the amusement park rides are gone from the land, the feeling in the park is still the same.

“The highlight of the property is still there,” said MacDonald.

“The trees are beautiful and very prominent. It will be a wonderful place for people to relax and maybe have a picnic and just enjoy the natural beauty.”

The 16-hectare amusement park was sold to Parks Canada two years ago.

Last summer, some tourism operators in the area complained it was taking Parks Canada too long to reopen the site.

Eventually, Parks Canada intends to make Cavendish Grove the main entrance to this section of the national park, meaning a longer walk to Cavendish Beach.

Thanks to Beth C. for bringing this news to our attention.